Slices of rich polychrome Royston Turquoise are suspended in handcrafted swing settings, each crafted to slide delicately, gracing your collarbone. Each hangs at 18” and features an open back allowing the gorgeous stones to be taken in from all sides. Sometimes the stones speak so loudly, they need only a delicate frame to showcase their splendor.
ITEM DETAILS -.925 Sterling Silver -Stamped with my maker's mark for authenticity -18" chain with sterling silver lobster clasp closure. -Natural Royston Turquoise, thick, raw and prong set. -Handmade in Massachusetts in my personal studio
ABOUT THE STONE
ROYSTON:The Royston district in Nevada is one of the most well-known turquoise producing areas in the United States. The stone is found in a group of mines near the city of Tonopah. Although the district is made up of a number of small mines the three more important mines are the Royal Blue, the Bunker Hill, and the Oscar Wehrend. Royston turquoise can be unbelievably beautiful. High-grade Royston is a very hard material. Colors range from a light blue, intense blue or a dark sky blue. Also included are a number of shades of green and many times with green and blue together in one stone. The matrix includes different shades of brown. It is considered to be some of the best American Turquoise, and therefore highly collectible.
A NOTE ON WEAR I have chosen high quality materials to create a piece of artful jewelry that will last a lifetime. Although crafted with the adventurous spirit in mind, please take care while wearing my pieces as natural stones can be delicate. To prolong the life of your piece, I suggest you remove it while swimming, hiking, rock climbing, cliff jumping, skydiving or whatever other crazy and rigorous adventure you find yourself on!
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